Monday, June 28, 2010

On Magic Potions and Super Spies

Welcome to summer at my house.

Yesterday, Owen and Max made "potions" in our front yard, a variation on mud pies, I suppose. They filled a few old plastic bottles with their nefarious concoctions, and when I asked what was in the bottles, Owen replied, "magic potions."

"Oh," I said. "Potions. Sweet. What do they do?"

"Turn you into a gorilla," he said.

Me: whistle. "I guess I shouldn't drink it, then."

This morning, they constructed binoculars out of mini-planters (the biodegradable kind for starting tomato plants). And what, pray tell, did they do with said binoculars? Spy on the tree trimming crew across the street.

Ah, the power of imagination.

(I think they were waiting for one of the tree trimming guys to turn into a gorilla.)

10 comments:

Alan W. Davidson said...

I think with imaginations like that they boys will keep themselves busy all summer. THough you may consider buying a gorilla suit and putting it on now and then to freak them out...

onipar... said...

Ha, awesome! I wish I could tap back into my kid-thoughts from years ago. I bet it would make for some interesting story telling.

Michael Stone said...

Kids are great, aren't they?!

Cate Gardner said...

I adore your little boys so much, they're so inventive.

Andrea Allison said...

So cute. At least they're being productive.

Jameson T. Caine said...

Reminds me of when I was a kid and playing with my chemistry set, determined to create the ultimate weed killer. They don't sell chemistry sets for kids anymore, do they?

Danielle Ferries said...

They've got great imaginations already. My brother and I were more of the mud pie variety although we did used to make our own kites, and sometimes they would even fly.

katey said...

They get it honestly, it would seem. Hee!

Natalie L. Sin said...

Will they be extending the line into other animals, or stick with primates?

K.C. Shaw said...

I can think of a lot of fun uses for a potion that turns people into gorillas. Are they planning to market their creations? :)